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Putnam drains winning triple


Buzzer-beater lifts Raiders over Mooney



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December 12, 2007
ALMONT — Chanahl Putnam drained a three-pointer from 55 feet away as time expired, giving Almont a dramatic 49-48 road victory over Marine City Cardinal Mooney in a non-league girls' basketball battle last Thursday night.

With the outcome, Almont improves to 4-0 overall.

In Thursday's battle, Almont grabbed a 16-15 edge over Marine City Cardinal Mooney at the end of one quarter.

The next eight-minute stretch saw Marine City Cardinal Mooney collect 15 points, while allowing Almont nine.

That left Marine City Cardinal Mooney holding a 30-25 edge at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Almont responded to the challenge presented them with a 10-6 third quarter advantage.

That trimmed Almont's deficit to 36-35 at the 24-minute mark.

Almont then outscored Marine City 14-12 the rest of the way to pull out the 49-48 victory.

Putnam (15 points, featuring a trey), Jolie Wycinski (13) and Nikki Heim (10, with a pair of triples) led Almont, which made one of four foul shots that evening. The Raiders also received points courtesy of Lindsey Yaklin (seven, including a trifecta) along with Brandy Ullom and Ashley Monjaras (two each).

Ashley Allison and Sammy Theut headlined for Marine City Cardinal Mooney, which converted on 11 of 19 foul shots in defeat. Allison generated 18 points and Theut furnished 17, featuring a trey.

Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.
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